Don’t Leave Port without These Terms in Your Vessel Charter
When chartering an asset so valuable and with so many risk exposures as a vessel — whether a 15-ft RIB or a 4,000 HP tractor tug, put the agreement in writing. While I have previously written in this magazine about how maritime contracts can be enforceable under admiralty law (see “Marine Contracts: Do I Have to Put it in Writing?” MarineNews, June 2008), it is far preferable to put the terms in writing.
Royal Caribbean, Ecospec Test Emission Abatement System
Furthering Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.'s commitment to reducing their greenhouse gas footprint by one-third per available passenger cruise day by 2015, the global…
OMSA Testifies, Foreign Vessels Operating in U.S. Economic Zones
Offshore Marine Service Association (OMSA) President/CEO Ken Wells testified before the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation of the House Transportation…
HamiltonJet Launches HT810 Model
HamiltonJet Technical Manager Phil Rae said the company’s designers learned a lot from the HT1000 project, using this knowledge to refine the HT810 to make it easier to both manufacture and service in the field. “Through the development of the HT series we have been able to advance several new features of our waterjets, including one-piece casting of large impellers, compact and efficient reverse duct designs and improved servicing features” said Rae.
Cat C32 ACERT Repowers M/S Mount Washington
For the first time in 63 seasons of scenic cruises on Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire, the M/S Mount Washington will rely on clean diesel power from a pair of newly installed Cat C32 ACERT marine engines. Through the help of funds from the U.S. government’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), Mount Washington Cruises received an EPA grant to replace older diesel engines with new “greener” technology.
North Sea Gudrun Field Ready for Development
The plan for development and operation (PDO) of the North Sea Gudrun field was approved by the Norwegian Parliament on 16 June. Production is scheduled to start in the first quarter of 2014. “This is an important day for us,” said Øystein Michelsen, executive vice president for Exploration & Production Norway (EPN). Gudrun is to be developed with a platform resting on the seabed including a traditional steel jacket weighing 7400 tonnes.
Lakes Limestone Trade Up 27% in May
Shipments of limestone on the Great Lakes totaled 3,639,048 net tons in May, an increase of 47.6 percent compared to April, and an increase of 27.3 percent compared to a year ago.
Port Canaveral Activity Generates $649m in Wages
Business activity at Port Canaveral in 2009 generated 13,093 jobs, $648.8m in wages, and $1.1b in revenue, according to the newly released economic impact analysis of cruise…
Inspector General Faults MMS Investigation of Oil Spill
According to a report from The Wall Street Journal, the U.S. agency in charge of regulating offshore oil drilling is carrying out its investigation of the Gulf of…
Gulf Drilling Halt Starts to Sting
According to a report from Reuters, the moratorium on deepwater drilling in the Gulf of Mexico has begun to bite oilfield service companies, with market analysts…
EnerGulf Update Block 1711 Offshore Namibia
EnerGulf Resources Inc. announced that the Operating Committee for Block 1711 met in Windhoek, Namibia and has approved a "Work Program" for Year 1 of the Exploration License renewal.
Norway Extends Offshore Wage Talks, No Strike for Now
According to a June 16 report from Reuters, offshore energy workers and employers in Norway agreed to continue talks on wages past a midnight deadline, the state arbitrator said on Wednesday…
McPhail GAC Marine Logistics Marketing, Sales Manager
Global ship spares logistics specialist GAC Marine Logistics (GML) named Jamie McPhail as its new Marketing & Sales Manager to oversee its growing business in Europe.
This Day in Coast Guard History – June 18
1812- The United States declared war against Great Britain. 1838- The steamboat Pulaski, a passenger vessel traveling between Baltimore and Charleston, suffered a boiler explosion while at sea…
This Day in Navy News Service – June 18
1812 - U.S. 1942 - First African-American officer, Bernard W.